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The album is ready. Just waiting for legal to settle it... It'll happen.And about The Rhythm Section?, Mazzaro said the score is mastered...If there'd only been the first movie prior, I think I'd get it a bit more. But the 2nd film did have a proper score release, so the only reason at this point is that it just isn't on Nick's mind after all the delays.Whoa, why not? Every obscure random shit gets released these days but a Hans Zimmer score to a fairly big mainstream movie doesn't?I doubt there'll be a score release.
The Spongebob movie is being released next Friday here in Canada, could we see a release of the album soon? Assuming of course that there will be an album at all /:I gotta say that short film was spectacular even with I Phone 11, the score by Lorne Balfe fitted very well with the scenes introduced.I'd say that this anthem was pretty great for Zimmer to score a soccer team that has been alive for 25 years.Cheers guys, much appreciated!<br>In my mind I had some video interview though, as I always like watching those as well. I do wonder if there was an extra section on the home release of the movie where ideally there might be.Hans Zimmer is one of the biggest film composers working in the industry today.  He won an Academy Award for his work on The Lion King, and has been nominated for six other films including Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, and As Good As It Gets. With The Last Samurai he celebrates his 100th film score, and SoundtrackNet had an opportunity to talk with Hans a few weeks ago during a rare break in his busy schedule working on Something's Gotta Give.<br><br>You've scored many projects during your career, and The Last Samurai is being touted as your 100th film score…<br><br>Well, I'm terrible with math, so I'm not doing the counting. It could be more, it could be less – but apparently it's the 100th.<br><br>So how did you get involved with the project?<br><br>If you're lucky enough to get nominated for an Oscar, you get invited to the Oscar nominee's luncheon where they hand out these little nomination certificates. There are usually 150 people standing there, and people are invited up in alphabetical order, starting with the As. By the time they get to the Cs, everybody's already back at their table chatting and eating, and while the first people called get thunderous applause, you can imagine what it's like when your name starts with Z!<br><br>So Ed Zwick and I were standing there, waiting at one of these luncheons about four years ago, and we started talking to each other. I asked him what he was working on and he told me about this movie called The Last Samurai, which I thought sounded interesting and I asked him to send me a script. After the script arrived, I didn't hear from him for a long time and I thought he'd forgotten about me, not thinking about how difficult it is to set up a samurai movie these days. The other thing I liked about the project was that Tom Cruise was involved, so it was like returning home, since I've scored a bunch of his movies – I knew we were going to have a good time.<br><br>Did it end up that way?<br><br>Ed and his editor Steve Rosenblum are such gentlemen, so together and professional, and they basically did one cut of the film, screened it, and everyone loved their work. So after this, they had plenty of time to come and hang with me, and while I usually love the re-cutting process because it's a diversionary tactic to keep the director and editor out of my life, these guys were great to have around. <br><br>Of course, my sense of paranoia made me think that something was going wrong all the time, waiting for the other shoe to drop, as it were, but it never happened. Ed phoned this morning and I thought, "Oh my god – rewrite!" It's just how my brain works. But I think he and I feel a bit odd now: we've been seeing each other every day for months, and suddenly we're done. I completely understand why people have a problem finishing a movie, because there's something really nice about the process – completion is far more boring.<br><br>For Samurai, you used Japanese percussions and ethnic woodwinds, without getting too 'Japanese'.<br><br>My problem is that I feel Japanese music is really inaccessible to Western ears, and I was really struggling with this film initially, trying to figure out what I was doing. This idea popped into my head for using Western-style themes, but applying a Japanese aesthetic to them, which sounds great of course, until I had to ask myself what I meant! Actually, I think it's just my way of not overloading certain things with too many colors, or being geometrically precise about my cues and not making them too flowery.<br><br>The Tom Cruise character is one of those nasty drunks at the beginning, who obviously has some serious problems he's trying to deal with, or not deal with. He's obnoxious and restless, suffering sleepless nights and is very un-Tom. For me, this character's journey was about his need to earn tranquility and peace, so within the score there's this very romantic, overblown and passionate theme. It's like a juvenile way of dealing with life and death – the pain and liebestod.<br><br>However, to contrast with these very relentless themes, there are a number of stark, formal and sober pieces, because I wanted to take Tom's character on a journey. He comes from America and ends up in this foreign place where he doesn't speak the language or understand the culture. But at the end of the movie, I want the audience to think that there isn't a more beautiful place for him to be, that he is at home in Japan and finally at peace.<br><br>There are many useless acts of bravery we do out of misguided romanticism, and this movie is full of courageous and dignified acts of bravery. So I wanted to play off these acts, since both the American and Japanese cultures have a concept of heroism, and I just wanted to see if I could play with the nature of the two different concepts.<br><br>So you didn't want to do the stereotypical Japanese thing...<br><br>Absolutely not! Take Akira Kurosawa's Ran, for example, which has this brilliant score where Takemitsu writes Western music, but with an Eastern accent. Somebody asked me a few days ago why As Good As It Gets was European – why did I write a European score for a quintessentially American story? For me, it's because Jack Nicholson was crazy in the movie, and I felt one of the great things about America is how they always think we Europeans are crazy. So by writing a European-styled score, it's my way of saying that Jack is crazy, but it's alright!<br><br>How do you feel about people who criticize your work for not fitting into the time period, like Gladiator?<br><br>The reason I take these jobs is because I'm interested in foreign cultures, and every time I get to work on a movie I'm thrown into the adventure of whatever that culture is, the time, and wherever the story's taking place. So one of the things I'm very careful about is not to be historically correct to the culture, but, on the other hand, not to insult the underlying aesthetics of that culture either. I remember watching Chariots of Fire and thinking how brilliantly the music worked, never missing that it wasn't period instruments! I grew up listening to Bach played by a symphony orchestra – it's the wrong sized orchestra with the wrong instruments, but I don't think that's the point.<br><br>With Gladiator, Pietro Scalia brought in a CD saying "this is Ancient Roman music," and I said, "Says who? You went to the Ancient Roman music store and bought an Ancient Roman music CD? Bullshit!" We're not anthropologists. Look at he costumes Ridley Scott had: they were more Napoleonic than Roman, which was perhaps fitting since Napoleon had stolen all of his good ideas from the Romans regarding how to make his generals look cool – and so did Hitler! So I got criticized for making the "Entry into Rome" cue too Leni Riefenstahl – but that was the joke! I am allowed to have a sense of humor in my music!<br><br>Earlier this summer your credit on Pirates of the Caribbean was "Score Overproduced by". What was the deal with that?<br><br>Well, I thought honesty was a virtue! But seriously, Jerry Bruckheimer quite rightly asked me not to give him "that old-fashioned Pirate music," and Gore Verbinski, who I adore and did The Ring with, said, "Well, it is a pirate movie, so we have to disguise it." In the end, I spent a day and a half writing tunes, Klaus Badelt wrote a lot of stuff, and we rolled up our sleeves, got drunk, behaved in a debauched way, and produced a score!<br><br>There was a lot of criticism regarding that score, but in the end it had to serve the film - which it did. You seem to get a lot of criticism on any project you do.<br><br>I had the misfortune of going onto the Film Score Monthly web site recently to look something up and vanity made me type in my own name. I suddenly realized that you can't ever get it right. Who do people want me to be? The guy that writes Matchstick Men? Or the guy that writes The Rock? Or the guy that writes Driving Miss Daisy? My need is ultimately to write for myself. I mock myself and I'm ironic about the way I speak about it because if I take it too seriously, it would be a pompous and boring thing to do. But at the same time I take each note I write very seriously – none of them are random.<br><br>The Internet Movie Database always lists you as being attached to multiple projects, so I was curious, what's Sharktail?<br><br>I complained to Jeffrey Katzenberg that I couldn't cross any more Red Seas, or deal with any more horses that can't speak – I wanted to do one of the fun animated movies instead. There's also a hip-hop element in Sharktail, and I haven't been there yet, so it's new territory! King Arthur is still in production, and I literally just got the first bits of footage just before you came here.<br><br>Are you working on all of these projects simultaneously?<br><br>I'm thinking about them! I'm also working with Jim Brooks on his new comedy, Spanglish.<br><br>And speaking of comedies, you recently did Matchstick Men for Ridley, which had a very Nino Rota vibe to it....<br><br>And I gave him credit! I thought, what if Nino had written the theme and I was just doing the variations? But I bet I'm going to get criticized for that because it's not like Gladiator.<br><br>So when did you last have a vacation?<br><br>Well, I went to Japan for a couple of days at the end of November for the Japanese premiere of Samurai, but look, I love what I do! In January I'll travel to Morocco because Ridley will be shooting his next movie, Kingdom of Heaven, so that's like a holiday!<br><br>My family and I are going away at Christmas, and what we used to do would be to rent a house in the mountains and go on these skiing holidays. It would be a crappy house, not as nice as the one we live in, my wife was still going to the market, and we're still washing our plates – so it wasn't a vacation, it was a lot of work! It's taken us a long time, but we just figured it out: we're not practical with vacations – we're staying at hotels! But while the Zimmer family isn't talented when it comes to vacations, we're talented when it comes to work!<br><br>I sat through Samurai the other day, and for the first time watched the whole movie from top to tail with everything finished and completed. It felt really good, better than a vacation. But luckily there were enough things wrong for me to think that I learned something from the experience, and now I can't wait for the next project to try these new ideas out.<br><br>The soundtrack to The Last Samurai is available from Elektra Records, and the film is currently in theaters. Matchstick Men is available on Varese Sarabande Records.<br><br>With thanks to Chet Mehta at Chasen & Co, Jason Cienkus at Warner Brothers, and Nina Lynch and Mark Wherry at Media Ventures for helping with this interview. And, of course, special thanks to Hans.
Mulan get his release... through Disney+, 4th September.Mulan is being released on sept 4th. Can't wait to hear Harry's score!!!!Here's an interview about Last Samurai from Soundtrack.net https: //www.soundtrack. net/content/article/?id=112You can find an interview with Hans on his process for TLS on soundtrack.net somewhere, back in 2003 or 2004The tracklist they posted has 58 tracks and yours contains only 54
<br>interesting thing, He never really spoke about Last Samurai. but you have to realize, even when He speaks, its not always the truth. <br><br>The only thing I know, in 2013 doing press for Rush, He really said the hardest job was Last Samurai, well its not true according to himself, if you watch the behind the scenes stuff from Matchstick Men from 2003, right there He says that he was working on 3 huge films, (tears of the sun / Pirates / last samurai) and Mathstick men was the absolute hardest for him.<br><br>also Ed Zwick talks about working with Hans on the dvd commentary sometimes, but nothing really fancy.<br><br>Im sure there is an interview for this film with him, since he was at the premierI am struggling to find an interview where Hans speaks about this soundtrack. Does it even exist? <br>I spent the last hours digging but nothing. I always desired to hear some comments about it, like he does for the other works he's done.<br>I know it's a far stretch for Hans To release docu scores, but am really curious as to what Brave Miss World, Believer and Jalous of the Birds sound like...<br><br><br>@Mephariel<br>You can find Great Bear Rainforest on bleedingfingersmusic.com under Anze RozmanMondo only offered to send me a return label and a refund. No info yet on if they plan to fix it. :-/Mine arrived today and is definitely sped up.
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The Simpsons Movie (Complete Score)
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  1. 1m02v3 (0:32)
  2. 1m03-04v4 (0:24)
  3. 1m05v2 (0:20)
  4. 1m06v11 (0:30)
  5. 1m07s - Green Day Theme (1:24)
  6. 1m03s v2 (0:15)
  7. 1m09s - American Idiot Funeral Version (0:46)
  8. 1m10sv04 c13 (0:20)
  9. 1m11-12v17 (1:11)
  10. 1m13v8.10 (0:38)
  11. 2m14-15v2 (0:54)
  12. 2m16v5.1 ALT (0:31)
  13. 2m18v5.1 (0:50)
  14. 2m19v8FIX (1:11)
  15. 2m20-23v5 (0:47)
  16. 2m21s - Turtles Happy Together (2:57)
  17. 3m24v4.6 (1:21)
  18. 3m26v3 (0:32)
  19. 3m28v3 (0:15)
  20. 3m29v5 (0:24)
  21. 3m30s Town Hall Guitar (0:17)
  22. 3m32 w Whistling (0:19)
  23. 3m33v1 (0:09)
  24. 4m34v1 (0:27)
  25. 4m35v10.0 (1:28)
  26. 4m36v13 (0:27)
  27. 4m37v20 (1:26)
  28. 4m38v3 (0:18)
  29. 4m39v16 (0:48)
  30. 5m40x v3.1 (0:07)
  31. 5m42v3 (0:31)
  32. 5m44v1 (0:08)
  33. 5m46v5 (4:30)
  34. 5m49-50v15 (0:59)
  35. 6m51v2 (0:24)
  36. 6m52v5 (1:29)
  37. 6m53v2 (0:22)
  38. 6m54s Carousel Ride (1:16)
  39. 6m55-56v5 (0:54)
  40. 6m57-58v10 (1:08)
  41. 6m59-60v6 (1:06)
  42. 7m61v6.2 (1:03)
  43. 7m62-63v13 (1:40)
  44. 7m64s Grand Canyon AD (1:44)
  45. 7m66v3.1 (0:51)
  46. 7m67as v4 (0:24)
  47. 7m67bs v1 (0:06)
  48. 7m68v1.2 (0:42)
  49. 7m69s - Carpenter Close To You (3:42)
  50. 7m70v1.2 (0:31)
  51. 8m72-73v6 (2:22)
  52. Spiderpig v1.7 (1:06)
  53. 8m74v3.1 (0:36)
  54. 8m75-76v3 (0:35)
  55. 8m78v1.6 (0:25)
  56. 8m79s Sax (0:16)
  57. 8m80v5 (0:56)
  58. 8m81v3.1 (0:07)
  59. 8m82v1.2 (0:15)
  60. 8m83v2 (0:34)
  61. 9m84-86v1.10 (0:36)
  62. 9m85s Harmonica v3 Dry (0:07)
  63. Untitled Track 18 (0:51)
  64. 9m87-89v6 (1:39)
  65. 9m90v91v.1.8 (0:48)
  66. 9m92v1.14 (2:28)
  67. 10m93v7 (0:41)
  68. 10m93v8 (0:43)
  69. 10m94v3 (1:51)
  70. Homer v3 (5:08)
  71. Giddyup v1.1 (3:08)
  72. Theme v2.0 (4:57)
  73. Springfield Anthem (Cast) (0:40)
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mpolonest123 reply Replies: 2 || 2018-08-11 20:20:24
This might be one of the FEW rare instances where the album is actually better than the complete score. While I get that the film needed shorter cues to coincide with the comedic timing/pacing it’s still frustrating to see suite ideas completely shortchanged. “Giddyup” in particular...
In film the score does work very well though.


Edmund Meinerts2018-08-12 14:13:49
Yeah it's weird how little overlap there is between the complete score and the album. I think over half of the music on the album didn't end up in the movie, at least not verbatim. I agree it makes for a much better listen, although in my version I've added a few of the better/more substantial cues from the complete score (like the cool Angels & Demons-style "Church Prophecy"/1m11-12v17, which I'm almost positive is an Atli Örvarsson contribution).


mpolonest1232018-08-12 20:08:05
I think a big part of it is that half of the cues written for the film are 30 seconds or less (or even 10 seconds in some cases). It’s almost impossible to have thematic development when you are constrained like that, so I do understand. Still, it’s hilarious hearing Zimmer give the Simpsons theme “Lion King” treatment in the main theme suite, shame that wasn’t used at all in film.

As far as the shorter cues go though, the Church Prophecy is pretty cool, and I personally love the Green Day organ cues. That was genius on whoever’s part decided to do it...

vced reply Replies: 9 || 2015-04-19 20:49:37
Great score. But its a pity the credited composer wrote almost none of it.

I know it's a tired debate, but I don't know how people here are so comfortable with the fact he takes full compositional credit for scores like this, Madagascars etc.

Scores like this you can't even earnestly say he wrote the themes like with Pirates. At least there the core of the material is coming from him. Here, the giddy up theme is Lorne, the villain theme and Homer suite are Jackman, the Lisa theme is Alti, etc. etc. Even the main theme arrangement isn't his.

I know due to his limitations, he needs others to arrange the complex, intricate Powell-esque stuff for him, that's not the problem. Those aren't his strengths, it's not a big deal. Hans is good at what he's good at, simple melodies and interesting sound-scapes. He's also good at organising his talent. The problem is all the material is labelled as *his*. It's gotten better recently, and I know in most scores he doesn't write as little as this one, but it still bugs me.


Hybrid Soldier2015-04-19 20:53:59
Well if you take the cue sheet every composer is credited for every cue on this score...

The name on the film credit is a contract.


I know composers who don't write their scores, and the co-composers don't get 1 cent of royalies...


Zimson2015-04-19 22:59:11
Exactly, ghostwriting is very common in the industry. At least his collaborators get credited here.

"Hans is good at what he's good at, simple melodies and interesting sound-scapes."

You're making it seem as if he was some sort of second rate composer, probably unintentionally, but let's not forget that he wrote Gladiator, Lion King and Prince of Egypt almost all on his own and those are considered film score classics. The first one even made it's way into many contemporary classical selections.

It's true that he took a step back in the 2000s focusing more on his role as a producer and this one is probably the prime example. However, his theme suites, especially for potc, are already a very good representation of the score's memorable parts and I'm sure the result wouldn't be very different if he did everything by himself.

And what exactly do mean by "his limitations"? You seem pretty new to Zimmer's music. He can do Powell as well if necessary as shown in Kung Fu Panda 2.


Hybrid Soldier2015-04-19 23:13:32
Don't think Hans can't do anything and needs people to do so... I think it was valid 25 years ago when Shirley Walker was orchestrating & arranging his scores...

But now, not really, he can do anything... He doesn't use add. composer because he HAS to, but because he wants to. Most of the times he starts the cues, gives direction and leads his guys where he wants them to go, and always has the final say...

I'll take an example, Rush... If you check the cuesheet, it's quite a mess, you basically have 0 cue with Hans alone... And yet he wrote most the themes to picture this time, with Ron Howard & Peter Morgan in the room. No theme suites... Then the guys just arranged slightly & added stuff... But a lot of the cues are him in the first place...


Edmund Meinerts2015-04-19 23:14:36
Except that was Powell himself doing Powell in KFP 2 (well, Powell and Palfe). ;)


NM2015-04-20 00:11:30
Palfe? haha... btw Edmund, do you still think "More Cannons" is Powell. I'm pretty sure I hear bits of it in Lorne's (excellent, btw) "Home" score!


Edmund Meinerts2015-04-20 00:35:44
"More Cannons" is Bowell/Palfe. What the weighting is, I don't know, though I'd be inclined to think something like 70-30. Bits of Home sounding like it isn't all that convincing an argument, since a composer doesn't need only to rip off his own repertoire ;) I'm more convinced by the Megamind similarity towards the end of that track.


isildur2015-04-20 22:59:38
"I know due to his limitations, he needs others to arrange the complex, intricate Powell-esque stuff for him"

LOL. How funny is this statement. Just can't stop laughing. Ignorance is bliss.


Leo2015-04-21 02:29:38
>I know composers who don't write their scores, and the co-composers don't get 1 cent of royalies...

Now you got me curious...


JamesT2015-04-21 04:43:13
@vced:
"The problem is all the material is labelled as *his*. It's gotten better recently, and I know in most scores he doesn't write as little as this one, but it still bugs me."

Interesting you impress upon this point with this score. Conversely, like Hybrid cites, a contract is a contract. Let us not pretend that Hans kicks and shoves his collaborators -- writers, arrangers, etc -- into a closet never to be mentioned or heard from again. Essentially everything he does is a collaboration, and credited so appropriately, minus an example or so by my observations.

I don't criticize Harry or Powell every time the liner notes from a score don't specifically praise Hans.

Who knows @ the dynamics, influence, inspiration, success of a given cue? Those that work on it. From the idea, to the last note.




rEne. reply Replies: 0 || 2012-09-13 23:12:42
The Simpsons Movie - Complete Score Tracklist ;-
CD 1

01. Moon Landing (0:32)
02. Itchy the Hero (0:24)
03. An Accidental Launch (0:20)
04. Simpsons Theme (0:30)
05. Simpsons Green Day Theme (1:24)
06. Source Cue (0:15)
07. American Idiot Funeral Version (0:46)
08. Church Organ Source (0:20)
09. Church Prophecy (1:11)
10. Homers Chores (0:38)
11. Lisa Goes Door to Door (0:54)
12. Lisa and Colin (0:31)
13. Bart Skates (0:50)
14. Bart Humiliated (1:11)
15. A Twisted Tail (0:47)
16. Turtles Happy Together (2:57)
17. Thats What Snug Is (1:21)
18. Marge Cleans (0:32)
19. Fishing with Flanders (0:15)
20. The Lake (0:24)
21. Town Hall Guitar (0:17)
22. Town Cleanup (0:19)
23. Simpson Home (0:09)
24. Pig Crap (0:27)
25. Homer Takes A Dump (1:28)
26. EPA Arrive (0:27)
27. Operation Dome Drop (1:26)
28. Town Gathers (0:18)
29. Trapped Like Carrots (0:48)
30. Trappuccino Source (0:07)
31. Maggie Outside (0:31)
32. Sandbox (0:08)
33. Lynch Mob (4:30)
34. Outside the Dome (0:59)

CD 2

01. EPA Helicopter (0:24)
02. Homers Solution (1:29)
03. Believe In America (0:22)
04. Carousel Ride (1:16)
05. Homer Speeds Up (0:54)
06. Gas Station (1:08)
07. Alaska (1:06)
08. Homer and Marge (1:03)
09. Town Panics (1:40)
10. Grand Canyon AD (1:44)
11. One Choice (0:51)
12. Grand Theft Walrus Source (0:24)
13. Game Over Source (0:06)
14. Marge and the Kids Leave (0:42)
15. Carpenter Close to You (3:42)
16. Homer Out Cold (0:31)
17. Homers Epiphany (2:22)
18. Spiderpig (1:06)
19. Giddyup (0:36)
20. Must Keep Going-Boob Lady (0:35)
21. Homer Sees Dome (0:25)
22. Lisa Saxophone Source (0:16)
23. Wrecking Ball (0:56)
24. Town in Ruins (0:07)
25. Emperor Moe (0:15)
26. Operation Soaring Eagle (0:34)
27. Homer Climbs the Dome (0:36)
28. Harmonica Source (0:07)
29. Supply Shed-Tricked By An Idiot (0:51)
30. Bart Goes to Church (1:39)
31. Epiphany Tree (0:48)
32. Nice Knowing You Homer (2:28)
33. Cargill Ver. 1 (0:41)
34. Cargill Ver. 2 (0:43)
35. A Happy Ending (1:51)
36. Homer Suite (5:08)
37. Giddyup Suite (3:08)
38. Theme Suite (4:57)
39. Springfield Anthem (Cast) (0:40)

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-20 00:00:00
Ya ok, 1m11-12 Chruch Prophecy definitely belongs with Angels & Demons. I've heard it in the trailer. And you can hear the themes in there.

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-25 00:00:00
@Prott,

Very interesting, didn't even notice that one. It sounds like it belongs in Angels & Demons

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-24 00:00:00
1m11-12v17
Source cue for Angels & Demons? :-)

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-28 00:00:00
I didn't realize until listening to this complete version just how much music there is on the commercial release that *wasn't* in the film.

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-28 00:00:00
Im sure this edition is very cool!! I love the music of the official release. Nice!!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-28 00:00:00
What, spending hours to create pages for this site ? Yeah that'd be me !!! :D

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-28 00:00:00
is this your doing, hybrid soldier?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-27 00:00:00
And here we are (again) !

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